Glenn Beck returned from vacation on Monday ready to analyze the contentious aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict, particularly President Obama's unscheduled speech on race relations.
He began by noting that the president almost never speaks without a teleprompter, and on the odd occasion the trusty device has failed, the president almost always begins to have difficulty speaking or simply refuses to continue until it is fixed.
But during his speech on Friday, Beck said, the president spoke without the aid of the electronic device.
"Why does this matter?" Beck asked. "Well out of all of the issues you would want the president of the United States to be fluent in -- economics, jobs, foreign policy, individual liberty, the Constitution, anything -- this president cannot speak off the cuff without a teleprompter or notes in front of him."
He continued: "But when it comes to the police 'acting stupidly,' or anything to do with identity politics, this man is ready to roll for hours. It's his lifelong passion. The man who was supposed to unite the United States of America is an expert on the most divisive form of politics in existence today, that pits people against other people, placing people in little boxes and then convincing people that you're only in that box because of those people over there."
President Barack Obama speaks about race in the context of the not guilty ruling of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in February 2012, as he appears at the start of the Daily Press Briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, July 19, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Beck proceeded to ask why the president, and people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, are so outraged by the Trayvon Martin case but comparatively silent on "the dropout factories that are inner city schools" or the failure of massive government programs "that have left citizens begging politicians for just a few more crumbs."
Beck reflected: "I'm sorry but I've never seen a leader behave this way, ever. Leaders do not blame people. Leaders do not lie for their own personal gain - crooks do. Leaders tell you the truth, the hard truth, and then just when you think you're at your lowest, a leader doesn't lean down to you and say 'You know what? You'll never, ever make it without me.' They never do that. They inspire you to reach higher than you ever thought you could. That's what a leader does."
Taking a different approach, Beck asked: "Did any good parent that you know of ever encourage you to focus on the past? ...To take from others because you didn't get your 'fair share'?"
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